23 Jul 2008

Top IOC scientist wants life ban for drug cheats

7:07 am on 23 July 2008

The head of the International Olympic Committee's medical commission wants all drug cheats banned from ever competing in the Olympics.

Professor Arne Ljungqvist ays the IOC should follow the British example, which prevented sprinter Dwain Chambers from appearing at the Beijing Games next month.

Professor Ljungquist says that last week's High Court ruling against Chambers was encouraging as he had doubts that a court would uphold the ban.